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Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Everest Base Camp, possibly the world’s best Base camp adventure. Making into everyone’s wish list Everest Base Camp is ever-ready to display its exquisiteness. Many adventurers have come across this track and many others are on their way. What is so good about this place?

If you want to explore this goodness, come join us in the Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Everest Base Camp, the home to Earth’s highest mountain above sea level Mt. Everest (8848m) 29,029 ft. It is one of the most exciting and thrilling destinations for any trekker. By following the footsteps of early pioneers you will reach in the vicinity of heavenly Everest region. The highest point of the trek is at Kala Patthar 5,645 m(18,519 ft). Before reaching the top, you will explore a lot of beautiful villages, forests, rivers, glaciers and most of all astonishing mountain views.

Sagarmatha National Park is a bonus to a beautiful Everest region. Leaving Mountains, this area has adequate flora and fauna. The forests are fueled with trees like juniper, firs, pine, rhododendron. The forest vegetation is stretched till the altitude of 5750m, above that is a permanent snow line. It is also a habitat of rare mammals including, snow leopard, Himalayan Black bear, Musk deer, Red panda. Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days is more than enough to explore all these attributes of this national park.

This is where Mighty Sherpas live. It’s home to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa(first ascender of Mountain Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary). You will get to study their lifestyles, culture, and traditions.

Above all its perfect destination to sight beauty and adventure in one place. Your 16 days of this trek will be the best 16 days of your life.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days

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  • Blinking at the world’s highest Mt. Everest.
  • An adventurous hike to Kala Patthar 5,645 m(18,519 ft).
  • Breathstopping sunrise view along with peaky mountains.
  • Passing by the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier.
  • Exploration of lifestyles and cultures of the highest altitude living people.
  • Observing the terrains, woods, and species of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Enjoy the thrilling flight to and from the Lukla Airport(world’s dangerous airport)

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Detailed Itinerary

The detailed itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days is as below:

Day 01 – Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m;4,428ft)

You’re here in Nepal. Welcome! You will land at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is also regarded as the city of temples. After your arrival, the hotel transfer will take you to the hotel. And a night at the Hotel.

(Meals: Dinner)

Accommodation: Standard tourist Hotel

Day 02 – Observing of Kathmandu’s World heritage sites & Trek Discussion

You’ll tour around several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred temple of the Hindu’s, Swyambunath and Boudha Stupa are important sites for Buddhists and other communities. You will also take a walk to observe temple filled durbars of Basantapur, Patan, and Bhaktapur. In the evening, there will be a full trek discussion and plan. Overnight at the Hotel.

(Meals: Breakfast)

Accommodation: Standard tourist Hotel

Day 03 – Flight to Lukla(40min) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,700ft);3- 4-hour trek, Distance Walked: 8km

Everest Trek starts just after an early morning flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport. From Lukla, our trail will descend to reach Cheplung Village. After reaching the village you can enjoy the view of Mt Khumbila, “Home of God”. It’s a sacred peak never climbed by anyone. From Cheplung, we slowly fall down till reaching Phakding. All night in Phakding.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 04 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft); 5-6-hour trek, Distance Walked:11Km

Our routes pass through a dense forest of pine to reach Benkar valley. We then cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass several villages of sherpas before touching the land of Sagarmatha National Park(UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then we pass Jorsale village by walking beside the famous Dudh and Bhote Koshi rivers. We then climb a steep hill to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town in the Everest region. Night at Namche Bazaar.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 05 – Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,441m/11,284ft)

This is a day off to acclimatize you with higher altitudes. You can tour around the markets of Namche Bazar. This market has everything you want, ATMs, Restaurants, Bakeries, Shops. It’s the last comfort point before heading in beautiful remoteness. Also, you will be doing hikes to near villages and the viewpoint Hotel. After the hike, you will fall back to Namche Bazaar for a night stay. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 06 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,694ft);5- 6-hour trek, Distance Walked: 10km

From Namche, we ascend towards a sherpa’s Tengboche village which is famous for the Tengboche monastery, biggest and sacred of the Everest region. This monastery lies inside the region of Sagarmatha National Park.

The monastery full of prayer flags and wheels also offers panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Thamserku. The Sherpa community in this village offers you a heartfelt welcome. Night in Tengboche village.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 07 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400m/14,300ft):5-6-hour trek, Distance Walked: 9km

Our walk descends through forests of birch, and rhododendron trees. We are never away from the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. We take downhill to Debuche village and cross the bridge over the Imja River to arrive at Pangboche. Then we climb the Pangboche trail by observing vistas of Mountains and hills. After reaching the Imja valley we cross the Lobuche River to climb towards Dingboche Village. It is a lovely sherpa village with beautiful farm fields and grazing fields. Overnight in Dingboche.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 08 – Acclimatization Day at Dingboche:

A full day in Dingboche is to acclimatize with the high altitude. Instead of resting, we climb a ridge located near the village to see the tallest Himalayan range. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu are the observable Himalayas from this ridge.

From another part of the ridge, we get to see the admirable Imja Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. After a photo-filled session at the top of Dingboche village, we fall down to the village for a night stay. One more night at Dingboche Village.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 09 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16,108ft); 5-hour trek

We then climb to the steep landscape of the Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier. The hilltop is filled with prayer flags and stones for the memorial of mountaineers who died in Mt. Everest. After the hill, the trail drops to the moraines of Khumbu glacier, from there we can find several great peaks lying in front of us. Moving a little ahead we can also observe Mt. Nuptse. Night stay in Lobuche.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363 m/17,594 ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16,961ft),:6-7hour trek, Distance Walked:13km

This is a difficult day to walk. We will pass Gorak Shep to ascend Everest Base Camp. The whole trail is over the glacier path of Khumbu Glacier. So it’s not an easy walk. Ups and downs of this track will lead you to the Everest Base Camp. After reaching EBC, you can tell yourself “yes I did it!” The base camp is not only beautiful but also breathtaking.

We can enjoy amazing views of Pumori, Nuptse, and Khumbuste mountains from the base. After taking enough beauty, we travel back towards Gorak Shep for a night stay. Gorak Shep is the nearest human settlement close to Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 11 -Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft):,7-8 hours trek, Distance Walked: 16km

It is the most important and demanding day of this whole trek, an early morning trek to Kala Patthar. The walk is over the steep hill. While climbing the hill we can see Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse peaks. Kala Patthar is the highest altitude of this trek i.e (5,545m/18,192ft). The view from the Kala Patthar surreal.

We can observe the world’s tallest mountain Everest and other mighty mountain peaks. The sunrise from here is the historic one. After spending some view capturing time at the top of Kala Patthar, we descend to Gorak Shep. After lunch in Gorak Shep, we come down to Pheriche for the night. Overnight in Pheriche.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 12 – Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 6 – 7 hours trek, Distance Walked:20km

From the Pheriche, we start to scale downwards. The descending way through the beautiful forest of juniper and rhododendron trees is a pain relief one. On our way back to Namche, we can get the companionship of mountainous domestic animals like yaks, donkeys, and mountain goats.

This path through the pine forest makes us reach Sansa. Sansa also the junction of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake trek offers a mesmerizing view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, several other peaks. By climbing the hills and enjoying scenic views we reach the Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 13 -Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2610 m/ 8700ft): 3 – 4 hours trek, Distance Walked:8km

We begin our walk from Namche Bazaar to Phakding. It is a downhill rocky trek by the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay in Phakding

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 14 – Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 3 – 4 hours trek, Distance Walked:19km

After crossing several suspension bridges and passing by the monasteries and localities we reach Lukla. Soon after arriving in Lukla, you can take a long rest after so many walking days. This will be the last chance to celebrate Himalayan life before another trip. After making most of the day you’ll have dinner at Lukla before sleep. Overnight in Lukla.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Guesthouse

Day 15 – Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla(40min)

An early morning flight from Lukla will land you in Kathmandu where it all started. After your arrival at Kathmandu, you can either rest or do some shopping before your departure. During the evening, you can also hang out in ever battering streets of Thamel and Durbarmarg. You can enjoy some good music after all those tiresome days. Lastly, there will be a farewell dinner to summon the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Meals: Breakfast and Dinner)

Accommodation: Standard tourist Hotel

Day 16 – Final departure

Your trip officially ends here. You’ll be dropped out to Kathmandu Airport by hotel transfer several hours before your flight. Farewell! See you again!

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Pack List for Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days

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Deciding on the packing list is a difficult thing to do. You have a lot to take with you but you cannot take all of them due to weight limit. So you have to pack basic things only. The clothes can make your bag heavier, so pick light clothes. Other than travel documents, extra clothing, and miscellaneous equipment must be in your bag.

Below is the Checklist that works for all seasons:

Travel documents

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Air tickets,
  • 5-8 passport-size photo

Clothing

  • Warmer Inner layer
  • Middle layer
  • Outer layer
  • Trekking tops
  • Hiking trousers
  • Down windproof jacket
  • Trekking shorts
  • Sport undergarments
  • Rain gears
  • Breathable underwears
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Hiking pullover

Headwear

  • Warm woolen hat
  • Sunglasses(UV protected)
  • Extra Power glasses(if you use)
  • Buffs
  • Sports cap
  • Headscarf
  • Beanies
  • Headlamp

HandWear

  • Thermal Gloves
  • Inner gloves
  • Outer gloves

Footwear

  • Waterproof trekking shoes
  • Wool socks(4-6 pairs)
  • Thermal Socks
  • Sandals
  • Gaiters for boots

Personal Items

  • Quick-drying Towel
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreens
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet tissue
  • Sanitizers

Medicines

  • First aid box
  • Headache medicine
  • Anti-diarrheal pills
  • Water purification pill
  • Anti- altitude sickness pill

Equipment

  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-10°C)
  • Lighter
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Plastic bag

Extra Equipment

  • Book
  • Playing cards
  • Binoculars
  • Plug adapter
  • Voltage converter
  • Light pillowcase

What not to pack?

  • Jeans pants
  • Makeup essentials
  • Hair equipment
  • A lot of clothes
  • Fancy or Formal clothes

Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

A 16 days trek to Everest Base Camp is a difficult trip without good preparation. It’s a moderate to difficult range trek. Until now, visitors of different shapes and sizes have completed this trek. This trek starts from Lukla covering a distance of 65 km to Everest Base Camp and 130km for a round trip. 65km with an average of 5km per hour is not that difficult to walk. But the steep, snowy landscape and high altitude make it difficult. The difficulty level can also depend upon the season you are traveling. The Everest region is cold in every season.

Spring and Autumn are the two favorite seasons to travel in Himalayan ranges. In these seasons there are no or few rainfalls. Whereas, Winter and Summer are the least picked season to travel in the Everest region. In summer the rain makes the trail difficult to walk on. Winter is an off-season, the trekking passes are mainly closed.

Training for Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

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You have to walk 130km over a span of 16 days. If you are a regular walker, an average of 5-6 hours of walks each day will be no problem. If you don’t walk much then this training is for you.

This trek does not demand any athlete. A person with a good level of fitness can enjoy this trek. The periodic training can work for you. You can do medium to long hikes, jogging, swimming or cardio training. Mental training is also required before coming to Everest trek. You have to start these workouts at least 4-5 months earlier. All you have to do is to make your arm, legs, muscles, and mentality stronger than ever.

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

This trek needs two permits; Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Local Area Permit

Sagarmatha National Park permit is an entrance fee to enter the protected area of the Khumbu region. This National park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to diversified flora and fauna. This permit costs 3000 plus tax which totals NPR3390. The visitors from SAARC country can get this permit in NPR1500.

The local area permit cost NPR 2000. It is only obtainable at Lukla airport. The local authority of the Khumbu region collects it from each tourist.

Food Availability in Everest Base Camp Trek

The tea houses and lodges along the trail provide a variety of food to its visitors. You can enjoy Nepali, Indian and Chinese cuisine. The foods are very much delicious and nutritious as well. But, the Price of food increases with the increase in altitudes, due to the high transportation cost of supplies. Bakeries items are also available in the higher region as well. You don’t have to worry about food.

Accommodation Availability in Everest Base Camp Trek

Tea houses, lodges, and guesthouses are available as accommodation in the Everest region. They provide good services at very low costs. Comfortable beds with good blankets, a hot water bath, wifi services. But the price of accommodation also increases with an increase in altitudes.

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